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Hunter Valley is a winegrape growing zone that includes the region of Hunter and the sub-regions of Upper Hunter Valley, Broke Fordwich, and Pokolbin. It is north-west of the New South Wales city of Newcastle and has a warm and humid climate. 

 The GI is 19,578 km2 in size and has a total of 2,605 hectares of vineyards. The main varieties grown in the region are Shiraz, Semillon, Chardonnay, and Verdelho.

 

Hunter Valley Regional Snapshot 2020

Regional Snapshots are one-page profiles updated annually of individual Australian wine regions. They provide at-a-glance summary statistics on: climatic characteristics, viticulture data, winegrape production, and winegrape price and export sales data for wine, compared against the same statistics for the whole of Australia.

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Hunter Valley
Hunter Valley
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2,605ha
Total vineyard area
0-1597M
Altitude
32° 33'S
Latitude
527mm
Growing season rainfall
23.1°c
Mean temperature (Jan)
Climate
  • The Hunter Valley has a warm and humid climate
  • There can be rain falls during harvest in some years
  • Rain, humidity, cloud cover and gentle sea breezes mitigate the warmth
Soil
  • Quite varied soils across the region
  • Shiraz does best on friable red duplex and loam soils
  • Semillon does best on the sandy alluvial flats

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